- n. obsolete, dialectal, US, Caribbean Alternative form of master, often used as a general title of respect.
- From master (Wiktionary)
“Ole marse is crosser'n two sticks," growled Walker to the cook at dinner.”
“One time Henry recalls that he "had a turrible cowbunkle" on the back of his neck and 'marse' had the doctor to cut it open.”
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“I noes wen de war broke out marse had a store and den marsa took me to his wife's kinfolks down in de country till freedom war declared den my stepfather come an 'got me.”
“I heerd ole marse tell ole miss he wuz gwine take yo 'Sam' way wid 'im ter-morrow, fer he needed money, an' he knowed whar he could git a t'ousan 'dollars fer Sam an' no questions axed. ”
“One day Ma'y Ann, ole miss's maid, come rushin 'out ter de kitchen, an' says she, '' Liza Jane, ole marse gwine sell yo 'Sam down de ribber.”
“Ole marse had heerd dat I warned Sam, so he had me whip 'an' sol 'down de ribber.”
“One day there she wanted some peas -- black eyed peas; but old man Harper didn't have none on his plantation so Jimson planned ter steal off that night and go ter old marse Daniels farm, which wuz 4 miles from Moore”
“My mammy was Mary Fair, and she belonged in slavery to marse”
“Good marse and good mistress had heap of slaves and overseers.”
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